Rosalie Bay named among 25 top Caribbean resorts, top world hotels

Section of the resort
Section of the resort

Rosalie Bay has been named among the top 25 resorts in the Caribbean and among the top 100 hotels in the world by  Condé Nast Traveler in its 2013 Readers’ Choice Award.

Located on the southeast coast of the the eco-boutique resort is the only hotel or resort in Dominica to be honored in this year’s awards.

In describing Rosalie Bay Resort, the editors at Condé Nast Traveler magazine states, “Built as a labor of love, this 28-room eco-enterprise is a master microcosm of Dominica: 22 acres of verdant grounds (frangipani, ginger lily, heliconia, and hibiscus) and a hotel blessedly free of pretension.”

Rosalie Bay’s environmental efforts also caught their attention, with the magazine adding, “Controlling its environmental footprint, the resort uses wind turbine, solar panels, on-site water filtration, and Adirondack chairs made from recycled plastic. From March through October, guests can help monitor turtles nesting on the beach.”

The resort’s owner, Beverly Deikel, is delighted by the news. “We’re extremely grateful by the outpouring of support from our guests and the island community,” she said. “It is truly an honor to be included with such an esteemed group of properties from around the world and to represent the Nature Island. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of our Dominican staff who strive to deliver genuine hospitality to our guests,” she adds.

The 26th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are a result of the travel magazine’s survey ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world. A record-breaking 79,268 readers participated in this year’s survey casting 1.3 million votes for 16,000 properties around the world. Resorts are rated based upon several categories: rooms, service, food, location, design and activities.

The 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards are available online at and in the November 2013 issue of the magazine, which is on newsstands now.

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  1. Toure
    October 18, 2013

    Congratulations Rosalie Bay,continue your genuine “love of making people feel right at home” that truly is unpretentious. Will always come back to you.Congrats again to all of you guys,you truly deserve it,especial the kitchen,housekeeping, the maintenance and grounds people and I have to mention Mr George and the turtles.Great job.

  2. "O" STRESS"
    October 17, 2013

    Congratulations!!! and well deserved, The best in the East. The prior owners would be proud of this unique parcel of land on which this resort is built. Also the villages of Grand Fond to Delices should be proud of what has become of this spot. Not too long ago I remember selling my Bananas at the boxing Plant sleeping there to sell my bananas and fond memories of buying bakes and soft drinks from vendors from GrandFond to Delices. Change has come to this Resort and that’s all good but those of us who earn a living on this spot should be proud. I will be spending time there during the W.C.M.F.looking forward to the experience.

  3. Friend
    October 17, 2013

    They deserve such a distinction…i was just there a week ago and I’ll tell you I was very impressed….good job Bev and Oscar …GO GOPHERS….

  4. Friend
    October 17, 2013

    They deserve such a distinction…i was just there a week ago and I’ll tell you I was very impressed….good job and Oscar …GO GOPHERS….

  5. God's child
    October 17, 2013

    congratulations to Beverly and her team. keep it up. grand fond massive.

  6. Francisco Telemaque
    October 17, 2013

    If what I see in this picture represents an tourist resort, I must say the people who classify that among the top twenty-five resorts in the Caribbean, are both mad, and blind!

    The Dominicans who do not know, have not been anywhere, have not seen a Tourist Resort in their life will believe that, because he/she who does not know any better, will believe anything!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • .................
      October 17, 2013

      There is something called ‘different’ especially in this diverse world we live in. If your shallow mind allows you to understand what this means in creating ‘unique’ experiences then maybe you would not have written the nonsense that you did.

    • October 17, 2013

      Dude something is seriously wrong with you. You can’t
      help yourself, you criticize every living thing for no rhyme nor reason. Fella the category is “Eco Tourism” not commercial hotels. Ever heard for Nature Isle, Cinderella of the Caribbean, Back to Eden. Garçon stay in CA.

    • sam
      October 17, 2013

      Where ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise. This is indeed a great resort. Maybe if the same thing was in a foreign country you would accept it. Brainwash education is harming our national pride.

    • Still
      October 17, 2013

      For someone who appears to have seen it all, what is a tourist resort supposed to look like? Sometimes you appear to be intelligent so you should know that there are all different types of resorts and they are not all high rise hotels on “prime beach front property”. Also it is not just Dominicans who rated this resort as one of the top. It was voted to this position by persons from all over the world who subscribe to the publication so I would believe that they have some experience with quality resorts. So unless you have visited the resort please stop trying to bring it down with your uninformed opinion all based on one photo. Instead next time you visit Dominica why don’t you take some time and visit maybe even spend a night then you can

    • Private
      October 17, 2013

      You really have been stuck in a cave somewhere for the last 20 years or so. That’s the best you can say about a resort which is allowing Dominica so much visibility internationally? As we always say it’s our own people who are killing our tourism….shame on you and all who like your comment!

    • papamet
      October 18, 2013

      Francisco you expect to see every thing. That picture does not even belong to Rosalie, YOUR DAMN HATER, IF IT WERE IN THE NORTH AND THEY HAD A BANANA PLANT TO DISPLAY IT YOU WOULD NOT SAY THAT.

    October 17, 2013

    Who owns it??

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    October 17, 2013


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  10. gwaj
    October 17, 2013

    Well deserved. One day I will go there eh.

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